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Wassup Razzballians!!

We’ve finally hit the stretch run in fantasy basketball!  This is the point where you need every player on your team to be productive.  Now, I promised the key to winning, in the title, so I suppose I should give some kind of helpful advice…

The key to all fantasy sports is to not be attached to your players.  You can build a juggernaut with this philosophy: Everyone is available for the right price.  When it comes to playoff time, it is important to cut injured and unproductive players.  I don’t care who they are or how high you drafted them.  At this point, it’s all about minutes and production.  Sure, you may get unlucky, and the player breaks out of his slump as soon as you drop him.  Thankfully, this isn’t that likely.

If you’re in a competitive league, cruising to a title is highly unlikely.  I’ve learned this through years of experience.  Even if your team appears to be stacked, it is very important to not take anything for granted.  If you can cut a player to guarantee yourself a win in the current round, then do it. It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and make the ballsy move.

With that in mind, this week’s edition of RazzWired will feature players who are poised for big minutes and solid roles down the stretch.

  • Gary Harris – SG – 42% – The man, the myth, the legend.  Harris is definitely a favorite of Slim and I, and he will be yours too, if you add him.  Coming in at 38 minutes per game over the last 14 days, he is as guaranteed as they get.  There’s no reason to think that his minutes are going to come down too much in the future. He is a fantastic 3 and D guy, with upside.  Can you really ask for more?
  • Tony Allen – SG/SF – 45% – He absolutely dominated the Cavaliers on Tuesday, and he should get a lot of run down the stretch.  Grab him if you need steals, and enjoy the ride.
  • PJ Tucker – SG/SF – 39% – As rock solid as they get.  Great minutes all year, and there’s no sign of slowing down.  It’s tough to find multi-cat guys averaging over 30 mins a game, but Tucker is one of em!
  • Norris Cole – PG/SG – 31% – Yep, I’m repeating myself.  Cole really does need to be owned.  He’s getting great minutes, even off the bench, and he is a clear go-to guy on the team.  Plus, with Gordon out for the season, they don’t really have another option.  Orlando Johnson?? Yeah right!
  • Jerryd Bayless – PG/SG – 27% –  MCW is out for the year, and Bayless is the clear beneficiary.  I’d take Cole before him, but both are going to be worth owning.
  • Jerami Grant – SF/PF – 20% –  I’ve been talking about Grant since the start of the season.  Great defensive stats.  Mediocre percentages at best, but if you need cheap blocks and steals, he’s a great option.  Plus 32 mins a game over the last 14 days.
  • Matt Freakin Barnes!!!! – SG/SF – 39% – Yes, he had a rest day with Z-Bo last game, but the game before that, he dominated.  Please pick him up… I’m pleading with you!  He has been a clear top 100 value this season, but nobody seems to notice…  It’s getting rather depressing…

 

That wraps it up for the week.  Best of luck in the playoffs everyone!  Hopefully I helped some of you get there!  Just for the record, I apologize to my RCLs, as I have been neglecting them, aside from setting lineups… I overextended myself just a tad this season.  At any rate, this article was supposed to be shorter, since midterms are this week… But hey, it is what it is.  Have a great week Razz-nation!

 

  1. sliimbo says:
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    whats up!

    thinkl Chalmers is done for the season?

    who would you rather pickup off the list for him barnes or tucker?
    also could grab Marcus Morris. Porter or Evan Turner

    could use those assists!

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @sliimbo: Yeah, sounds like an Achilles for Chalmers… I’d drop him for Barnes first, but Turner would be the option if you need assists. Turner is definitely overlooked. He has a unique skillset for a wing.

  2. miles proudfoot says:
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    Hey, thanks for the reminder not to be too attached! Haha

    Would you drop any of the following for Rodney Hood? Danny Green, Al Jeff, AGordon, M Turner, Rob Covington? Who would be your second choice?

    Thanks!

  3. Adam

    Adam says:
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    Gotta drop Green for Hood. Second choice is a lot tougher… Probably Turner next. That FG% is plain ugly! He could turn that around at any time though, so I’d hate to drop him.

    • sebapargue says:
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      @Adam: not dropping BIG AL?

      • Adam

        Adam says:
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        @sebapargue: Tempting, but his percentages aren’t bad, and the Hornets are going to need him down the stretch. Turner has been shooting in the 20-30% range of late. Way too many jumpers.

        • miles proudfoot says:
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          @Adam: I had green, al, then turner as close third. Thank you!

          • Adam

            Adam says:
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            @miles proudfoot: Yeah, I’m a huge Turner fan, but he needs to stop jacking up all those long jumpers… Next year I’ll be high on him, I just don’t see a change coming this year.

  4. Tyler says:
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    Meyers Leonard or Darrell Arthur for the stretch run?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Tyler: Leonard. Arthur’s role just isn’t consistent. Plus, the Nugs are likely to give their young Euro bigs even more run at the end.

  5. Pavel says:
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    I got an offer in a dynasty league where I’m looking for a big man. I get al Jefferson and I give up Wes mathwes . would you do it? Both are coming back from injuries. What do you think?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Pavel: Sounds like a solid deal. I don’t see either of those players having tremendous keeper value, so it’s a need based deal.

      • Pavel says:
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        @Adam: We get to keep a lot of players (12 out of 18) for the next season. So I would most likely be keeping Jeff. Still do it?

        • Adam

          Adam says:
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          @Pavel: Oh yeah, I’m just saying, neither of them are going to turn into great keepers down the road. Basically are what they are at this point.

          • Adam

            Adam says:
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            @Adam: Not worried about Matthews having another breakout year or something like that.

            • Pavel says:
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              @Adam: right on thanks. I love the work all you guys put in this blog.

              • Adam

                Adam says:
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                @Pavel: Thanks man! That means a lot

  6. Jerry says:
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    Hey, Adam! I just heard the news that Crowder is going to be out a few weeks.. Should I pick up Joe Johnson or Lance Stephenson to replace him? Thanks!

  7. Jerry says:
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    Also, forgot to add JJ Redick to that list of players available.

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Jerry: Hmmm, Stephenson if you need the defensive stats, otherwise Joe J

  8. Jerry says:
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    Ok. I’m in a head to head points league, so I’ll grab Johnson. Thanks for the help, and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  9. Slimbo says:
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    hey bud

    Drop smart, barnes or j green in memphis for Evan turner?

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @Slimbo: Turner over Smart, only if you need the assists though

  10. sliimbo says:
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    still undecided on my gobert for his alphabet in my keeper….pull the trigger after tonights performance? hate to give up gobzilla but looks to be the smart play

    • Adam

      Adam says:
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      @sliimbo: Eesh, I think you have to go Alphabet… He really is starting to look like the future

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